Jeff Hardy News: New Charge, Trial Moving Forward


Jeff Hardy’s case will move to trial at Superior Court in Moore County, N.C. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. There is a new charge added to Hardy’s case, where he is now charged with “conspiracy to traffic opium.”

Hardy was indicted on January 4, 2010 on a variety of charges coming from a September 11 arrest at his home.

Here is a listing of the charges against Hardy:

  • Felony drug trafficking, Two felony charges of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance or drug.
  • Felony possession of cocaine, Felony maintaining a dwelling for redistribution of controlled substances.
  • Misdemeanor Possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Conspiracy to traffic opium. (new charge added)
  • According to the statute cited, the new charge is for trafficking four or more grams, but less than fourteen grams of opium/heroin.

    “N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-95(h)(4) (2005) provides that ‘[a]nyperson who sells, manufactures, delivers, transports, or possesses four grams or more of opium or opiate, or any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium or opiate’ is guilty of trafficking in opium or heroin. If a defendant does not maintain exclusive control of the place where the controlled substance is found, the State must show ‘other incriminating circumstances’ to permit the inference of constructive possession.”